Brexit: David Davis to speak in Germany amid hope of a negotiation deadlock break

Brexit: David Davis to speak in Germany amid hope of a negotiation deadlock break

The Brexit Secretary is to give a keynote address

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Brexit Secretary is to speak in Germany about Britain's exit from the European Union, as hopes of a breakthrough in negotiations continue to rise.

David Davis's speech to a Berlin economic summit follows comments by Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, demanding progress in the ongoing negotiations within two weeks.

Barnier said that, if the talks are to advance to the next stage, which will cover the crucial trade deal, leaders of the EU's 27 member-states require greater clarity on key issues – like the so-called 'divorce bill' – in the next fortnight.

Brexiteers have reportedly demanded that Theresa May walk away from the talks if the EU has not opened talks on a trade deal by Christmas.

There are also reports of a potential mutiny by a series of Tory MPs, which the Daily Telegraph have dubbed “the Brexit Mutineers” on its front page.

They are a group of MPs who oppose the Government’s attempts to clarify the official day of departure from the EU.